Two people injured in explosion outside Stockholm subway

Two people injured in explosion outside Stockholm subway

The underground station of Varby Gard and an adjacent square were closed while police carry out checks, they said in a statement.

Police officers cordon off the area outside Varby Gard metro station, where two people were injured in an explosion, in Stockholm.(Reuters photo)

Swedish police say two people have been injured outside a Stockholm subway station after an unidentified explosive device detonated, apparently after someone picked it up from the ground to take a look at it. Stockholm police told Swedish news agency TT the injured were a 60-year old man and a 45-year-old woman, with the man in serious condition. The explosion took place Sunday just outside the Varby Gard subway station in Huddinge, a residential district that is part of greater Stockholm.

Officials say the blast is not believed to be terror-related.

Rescue offical Lars-Ake Stevelind told Swedish broadcaster SVT that “someone has used some type of explosive material” for the object and that police is investigating it.